GUWAHATI, June 17 � The Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) on Sunday accused the ruling Congress of conspiring to abolish all permanent employment and was thus pushing the young generation into a state of hopelessness.
Addressing mediapersons here, KMSS general secretary Akhil Gogoi described Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma as an unstable individual who kept changing his own stand and assurances. Akhil said that only a person like Himanta Biswa Sarma kept beating his own drum when actually the situation was quite bleak for the young generation in the State so far education and employment were concerned.
�All the educational reforms that Himanta Biswa Sarma is harping so much about are actually going to ruin the life of the youth,� said Akhil pointing out that the hollowness of the Education Minister and his reforms has been exposed in the just declared HSLC exams that recorded poor show by the government schools and good performance by the private schools.
Akhil said that not only was the condition of the government schools very pitiable, the condition of the teachers too was pathetic. �Altogether eight teachers and a third grade employee have committed suicide so far in the State,� said Akhil warning that the TET qualified candidates whose agreement would expire after five years would also find themselves in a state of despondency.
�If the TET qualified candidates are hoping that after five years their jobs would be regularised then they are living in a fool�s paradise. As per a ruling of the Gauhati High Court, legally their jobs cannot be regularized,� said Akhil adding that even the document of agreement for engagement of the TET qualified candidates would provide an opportunity to the Congress to create a subservient group that would come handy in furthering its political interests.
On the other hand, the KMSS slammed the Education Minister for not reining in the private schools.